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Can rapid fielding of modern and mature 8x8 IFVs reduce the risk and enhance the combat agility of NATO’s Eastern front? The combat experience gathered in the Ukraine War reflects the need for agile land combat systems that effectively integrate maneuverability and firepower and rely on logistical support from domestic or neighboring allied countries. How can NATO get them quickly? Marrying proven systems and platforms delivered by trusted sources from active production lines is paramount in reducing risks and accelerating delivery and fielding.
General Dynamics European Land Systems signed a contract with the Romanian government today, to deliver up to 227 Piranha 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces. The contract value exceeds US$1 billion. The vehicles will be produced locally in Romania by the Romanian company Uzina Mecanică București (UMB) and original vehicle designer, Mowag.
The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a new $944 million contract awarded to Lockheed Martin, for production and delivery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors and launcher modification kits for the U.S. Army, Romania and other foreign customers.
The Romanian Ministry of National Defence awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles (Iveco DV) a contract for the supply of 173 military trucks to be supplied within 2018. The trucks are equipped with a self-recovery winch, and Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS) the vehicles offer exceptional mobility and fording capability.
The Romanian Army has completed testing of SPIKE LR (Long Range) missiles as part of the Romanian Army qualification of the man-portable Spike-LR for dismounted operations.
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